Local colleges and state universities in the southwest offer many events and activities for the community including concerts, lectures and men and women’s athletics. Many schools open their doors to the public, so take advantage of the opportunities for fun and excitement in your area.
University of Arizona’sTucson campus is always bustling with activity, and the University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA) is a favorite attraction. In honor of Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn’s 400th birthday, the Museum of Art is presenting a special exhibit dedicated to the artist. Pieces include one of the museum’s first Rembrandt prints, Christ Seated Disputing with the Doctors, as well as more recent additions like Abraham’s Sacrifice, which was purchased in 2005. The Rembrandt van Rijn exhibition will run from January 26 through April 22, 2012. Until March 11, 2012, check out The Border Project: Soundscapes, Landscapes & Lifescapes, which showcases sculptures, paintings, performances and films about life in the U.S./Mexico borderlands region. For events, tour information and more, visit www.artmuseum.arizona.edu.
in Prescott, Arizona offers Tomorrow’s Theatre Tonight
at the Prescott College Crossroads Café, on January 19, 2012. You’ll hear the reading of a new play and can participate in an audience discussion afterward. Tea, coffee and baked goods will be available for purchase. Learn more at http://calendar.prescott.edu/index.php?com=detail&eID=3910.
In New Mexico, Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) offers a Teamwork in Action program, through which managers and business owners can create customized adventures to help improve employee relationships. Rock climbing and a high ropes challenge course are just some of the ways Teamwork in Action fosters cooperation between co-workers and groups. For educational fun for the whole family, check out SFCC’s planetarium, which features monthly public programs. Love art? Visit the Visual Arts Gallery where exhibitions feature both regional and international artists. Go to www.sfcc.edu/community for more info.
Month after month, music and drama fill the air at University of New Mexico’s Popejoy Hall. On January 20, 21 and 22, 2012, catch a performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. The talented Peking Acrobats will be dazzling audiences on January 29, 2012, and the classic My Fair Lady will be showing February 10, 11 and 12, 2012. See what else is coming to Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque and order tickets online at www.popejoypresents.com.
Arizona and New Mexico have post-secondary schools that reach out to their surrounding communities. See what’s happening in your neighborhood, before the second semester ends.